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cinreds21
08-31-2011, 02:21 PM
The San Diego Padres have claimed outfielder Jeremy Hermida off waivers from the Reds, reducing the 40-man down to 39.

cumberlandreds
08-31-2011, 02:28 PM
I assume now Mesoraco will be added.

Guacarock
08-31-2011, 02:34 PM
Here's the MLB Traderumors article on the claim:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/padres-claim-hermida-dfa-phillips.html

The three followup questions that now need to be asked.

1. Who will the Reds now place on the 40-man roster? Mesoraco seems likely, but we'll need to see if that happens.

2. Who's coming to us from the Padres in return for Hermida's services?

3. Does Hermida's departure increase the odds of Fred Lewis returning as our 5th outfielder in 2012 and a LH batter off the bench?

cinreds21
08-31-2011, 02:37 PM
1. It's almost certainly Mes, or Corky :)

2. I doubt anyone, I think it's a straight waiver claim?

and 3. I hope not.

medford
08-31-2011, 02:41 PM
I'll assume no one is coming back. I was going to post in the roster expansion thread, that it would make perfect sense to waive Hermedia. He has no future in this organization, at least not in the majors, he was the perfect canidate to waive to open up a 40 man slot.

Blitz Dorsey
08-31-2011, 02:41 PM
Good for him. He's been a trouper this year at Louisville and deserves another legit show at The Show.

PuffyPig
08-31-2011, 02:46 PM
I would have liked to see what he could do instead of Lewis. I think he offered more upside, now an later.

Guacarock
08-31-2011, 02:56 PM
I would have liked to see what he could do instead of Lewis. I think he offered more upside, now an later.

I'd have to agree with you. When the season started, I would have given an edge to Lewis owing to his speed (17 SB in 2010) and upper-hand over Hermida on defense. But Lewis' speed has seemingly vanished this season -- only 2 SB while being caught stealing five times. And along with the loss of speed, his defense has suffered. He might still be more fluid in the field than Hermida, but not by much.

Taking all those things into account, I'd have to reassign Hermida the edge, not only currently but moving forward, as the player with superior power and the one more likely to make contact at the plate.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2011, 03:00 PM
I would have liked to see what he could do instead of Lewis. I think he offered more upside, now an later.

Agreed. He may have struggled when he was with the Reds, but what he's done at AAA this year, I think he was MORE than worth a look.

.319/.400/.524/.924 17 hr, 46 bb, 97 k's.

Definitely an upgrade over Lewis. And if they're seriously going to scrap the idea of Yonder in left, he'd be a more viable option for the Reds right now than Yonder. Simply put, we've got to find a position for that bat...or a new home. It's long past decision time on Yonder. Personally, I think what I've thought at the beginning...he needs to be in the AL splitting time at 1B and DH. Votto ain't goin' nowhere.

For those who watch the Bats regularly, what was Hermida's D like with the Bats this year?

kaldaniels
08-31-2011, 03:08 PM
What's the Padres' angle? A tryout?

cinreds21
08-31-2011, 03:14 PM
Agreed. He may have struggled when he was with the Reds, but what he's done at AAA this year, I think he was MORE than worth a look.

.319/.400/.524/.924 17 hr, 46 bb, 97 k's.

Definitely an upgrade over Lewis. And if they're seriously going to scrap the idea of Yonder in left, he'd be a more viable option for the Reds right now than Yonder. Simply put, we've got to find a position for that bat...or a new home. It's long past decision time on Yonder. Personally, I think what I've thought at the beginning...he needs to be in the AL splitting time at 1B and DH. Votto ain't goin' nowhere.

For those who watch the Bats regularly, what was Hermida's D like with the Bats this year?

I didn't see him play regularly with the Bats, but I did with the Marlins and in their minor league system. He's not horrible, but he's not amazing. Nor is he "good" Adequate, maybe?

oneupper
08-31-2011, 03:18 PM
Hermida is only 27. There should be some gas left in the tank.

batsfan
08-31-2011, 03:59 PM
Any idea who has been promoted to AAA?

remdog
08-31-2011, 04:06 PM
Good for Hermidia. Good for the Pads.

As for Lewis, I'd like to see the Reds DFA him tonight and open a spot.

Rem

fearofpopvol1
08-31-2011, 04:17 PM
I didn't see him play regularly with the Bats, but I did with the Marlins and in their minor league system. He's not horrible, but he's not amazing. Nor is he "good" Adequate, maybe?

I feel like Hermida would have been better than Lewis, but offensively and defensively. Not great, but better.

klw
08-31-2011, 04:52 PM
Any idea who has been promoted to AAA?

Maybe Corky off of the DL?

klw
08-31-2011, 04:54 PM
I assume now Mesoraco will be added.

No Mes in the Bats lineup tonight. Just saying.
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TRF
08-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Any idea who has been promoted to AAA?

Arroyo? :laugh:

cinreds21
08-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Maybe Corky off of the DL?

Michael Griffin was activated off the inactive list.